Buy tax-free hurricane-prep items in Va. from May 25-31

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Posted on May 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Updated Friday, May 25 at 6:35 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- Virginia residents can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and save money at the same time. 

The Virginia Department of Taxation says the state's sales-tax holiday on emergency items such as batteries, flashlights, tarps and first-aid kits runs Friday through next Thursday.

During the period, emergency items that cost $60 or less will be exempt from the 5 percent state and local sales tax. Generators that cost $1,000 or less also are exempt.

Retailers can choose to exempt other items from sales tax.

A complete list of tax-exempt products can be found at the tax department's Website.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

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